The village hall has a wide range of users.

An informal group of card players meeting every other Wednesday evening at 7:00pm for a non competitive game of Bridge. Absolute beginners very welcome.

Cost  £5 per year and £2 per session

Please telephone Penny Jackson on 07773 045169 for further information.

The Community Library is open any time when the Hall is in use.

Residents and hall users are all welcome to use it.

The donation of books in top notch condition enables us to maintain a wide choice of books and your support is much appreciated.

Wednesday evening Pilates at 6.30pm with Diane from SSFitness.

Pilates promotes strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased joint range of movement. Unlike some types of exercise, Pilates does not over develop some parts of the body and neglect others. We focus on building core strength and training the body as an integrated whole. With over 25 years experience teaching Pilates, Diane can adapt and help you perform to the best of your ability.

All classes and training are endorsed by local Physiotherapists and back care specialists.

For cost and booking information visit

We teach and promote the traditional craft of matting.The skills learned can be used in a variety of ways not only to make mats but also other things. e.g bags, wall hangings, draught excluders, cushions and small proggy kits for beginners.

We meet every Thursday to prod, hook, and Chat. Help, hints, discussion and encouragement is always available at this highly social occasion.

If you would like to join us to learn this old craft and its uses and meet a group of friendly people, please contact us for more information and the availability of beginners classes, at or visit us at Newton and Bywell Village Hall on Thursdays between 10.30 am and 3.00 pm to see what we do.

Newton Table Tennis Club hold practice and match sessions on Thursday evenings – 7.00 – 10.00pm

Contact Edwin Symm on 07854 697183.

Alternate Tuesdays

Newton and Bywell Women’s Institute is a group of friendly, outgoing ladies that meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm in the Community Hall.

We offer a varied and interesting programme which reflects our members’ interests. In the past we have taken part in a number of exciting activities and demonstrations, have received some extremely interesting guest speakers, and have enjoyed excursions to various venues and events across the North East.

New members are very welcome, please contact the Secretary, Alison Wilkinson via the email address below for further information. Alternatively, you are welcome to come along to any of our meetings as a guest to see what it’s all about! For those who use social media, head to our Facebook page to find out more – just search for ‘Newton and Bywell WI’ and feel free to drop us a message if you have any questions!

Contact secretary at

A Tynedale based group of photographers (founded in 1989) with a particular focus on the photographic print and image.

Our aim is to provide a non-competitive setting and to attract members, speakers, workshops and events most likely to contribute to a greater understanding what can be achieved through the medium of photography.

Initially focussed on fine art silver gelatin printing we now also embrace digital, alternative and mixed media approaches to the use of photographic imagery.

Meeting are at Newton & Bywell Community Hall at 7:30pm on the third Friday of the month (no meetings in December, July or August).

Members attend talks and meetings free, visitors are welcome
(For talks a visitor charge of £5 goes towards speaker costs (workshops variable). 



Instagram:  @hexhamphotographygroup 


I’m really looking forward to starting classes again and seeing new and familiar faces. Following the recent closure of Matfen Hall leisure club, I am so pleased to have been able to make a new ‘home’ for Zumba classes at Newton Community Hall and would like to welcome new and known members to the class. You will always get a fantastic welcome and we will have great fun in the class while getting some cardio and body tone exercises. Look forward to seeing you!  Cliff.

Zumba with Clifton at Newton Community Hall every Monday and Thursday 9.15 – 10.15am

Cost £5 per class

No need to book, just turn up

Any questions please contact Cliff on 07472 381268

Ten week course starting with the Waltz and Cha Cha, building up small routines so that you have the basics in these along with the Quickstep and Jive. You can then progress and learn Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Samba, Paso, Rumba and Swing!

Plus – Party Nights and social Events throughout the year.

Monday evening at Newton and Bywell Community Hall  

Private Lessons, Special Occasion & First Dance tuition available

Class booking is essential. Enrol now for a September beginners class. Contact Justine at JVS Dance for enrolment details.  

Telephone  07770 632779



Corbridge is the largest riding club in the North East and throughout the year we offer a variety of training, competition and social opportunities to members of all abilities and interests. We have a private Facebook group and a newly designed website to enable us to keep members up to date with news and activities. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 17 and we are proud to have members from all over the North East.

We meet every second Thursday from July to October in the Meeting Room at Newton and Bywell Community Hall. 19:30 – 21:30